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BUSINESS UPDATES | Innovation Exhibits’ grand reopening highlights new printing capabilities

Also among today's business updates: Professional Development Center and Coldwell Banker EvenBay Real Estate.
Innovation Exhibits
Participating in Innovation Exhibits’ ribbon-cutting celebration this week were staff members Eric Moore, Justin Gable, Alexis Santangelo, Steve Gable, Monica Gable, Fred Hively, Teddy Cruz and Peter Roe. (Contributed photo)

YOUNGSTOWN — Innovation Exhibits, 850 McClurg Road, hosted a grand reopening ribbon-cutting celebration Wednesday (April 28) to highlight its new services, personnel and website.

Innovation Exhibits creates “banners and banner stands, indoor/outdoor vinyl banners, outdoor flags, table throws, commercial interior and exterior signage, vehicle graphics and more,” its website states.

In addition to its existing services, the company has added print shop and graphic capabilities and resources that include fleet graphics (including vehicle wraps), in-house graphic design and in-house fabrication.

“We’re excited to offer our clients state-of-the-art printing and graphics services to better meet their needs,” Alexis Santangelo, vice president of sales and marketing, said in a news release. “These expanded capabilities position us as a full-service display and signage designer and fabricator.”

Professional Development Center holds graduation celebration

YOUNGSTOWN — The Professional Development Center, a division of Flying HIGH Inc., had its spring graduation Thursday at its main offices downtown at Chase Bank tower, 6 Federal Plaza. 

Forty-two individuals earned credentials in several vocational tracks, including chemical dependency counselor assistants, state-tested nurse aides, welders and CDL truck drivers.

William “Guy” Burney, executive director of Community Initiative to Reduce Violence, was the recipient of the first Eagle Award, which recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary efforts to provide opportunities for people to make their lives better and to help community members work together, said a news release.

The Professional Development Center, recognized by the Ohio Board of Career Colleges & Schools, has offered vocational training since 2011. Earlier this month, the center celebrated the opening of its new Job Placement Welcome Center, where Valley residents can walk in and have access to immediate job opportunities. The Welcome Center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Katie Hionas joins Coldwell Banker EvenBay team

WARREN — Coldwell Banker EvenBay Real Estate, 1745 Niles-Cortland Road NE, Suite 2, has added Realtor Katie Hionas to its team of real estate professionals.

Hionas received her real estate license in 2017. She recently returned to the Valley and to Coldwell Banker EvenBay, where she was a Realtor before moving to California.

Hionas will be providing professional real estate services in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties and surrounding areas. She can be reached at 330-442-5831 or

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